First I come across a piece that reports the death of Kevin Dubrow, lead singer for Quiet Riot. He was 52. Three years younger than I.
Then I come across this photo essay from Spinner about rock’s hardest partiers. Note the long history covered in this list. (For instance, Waylon Jennings gave up his seat on that plane with Buddy Holly so The Big Bopper could have it. That would take us back to 1959. And remind you further that the title of the first Janis Joplin and Big Brother album – vetoed by the record company – was Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll….)
Finally, I see this piece on Amy Winehouse’s troubles since she found stardom.
And I remind you of Santayana’s observation about those who cannot remember the past yadda yadda….
As Chuck once said, “Long live rock and roll….”
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